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Fresh Scallop & Onion Korean Pancake (PaJeon 해물 파전) w/ Soy Sauce Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce - Mod

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This Fresh Scallop & Onion Korean Pancake (PaJeon 해물 파전) w/ Soy Sauce Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce Recipe is a great appetizer or a snack that is loaded with protein and vegetables: Sliced scallops, thin slivers of onions, scallions, and garlic, all mixed together with minimal amount of batter. It is a satisfying appetizer/snack that is NOT heavy in batter, compared to your traditional Korean seafood pancake/Jeon. And the soy sauce vinaigrette dipping sauce just elevates the taste of these patties with a perfect balance of saltiness and tanginess...YUM!

Below you will find the following:

- YouTube video for this recipe

- Ingredient List

- Amazon.com links for ingredients and suggested kitchen gadgets

- Recipe Instructions

- Links to Korean markets in the bay area

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YOUTUBE: Fresh Scallop & Onion Korean Pancake (PaJeon 해물 파전) w/ Soy Sauce Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce - Modern Pepper #10


- 6 Fresh Scallops

- 2 cups Panko (Japanese/Korean bread crumbs)

*Paleo friends, use potato flour

- 3 Tbsp Korean pancake batter flour (substitute white flour)

*Paleo friends, use sweet rice flour

- 2 Eggs

- 4 Stalks of scallions/green onions

- 1/2 Medium white onion (prefer sweet onions)

- 2 Fresh garlic gloves

- Pinches of Kosher salt (1/2 tsp)

- Small pinch of black pepper

- 1/4 Cup of room-temperature water (approximately)

- 2 Tbsp olive oil

- For the Dipping Sauce

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp water

1/2 Tbsp brown rice vinegar (any mild vinegar will suffice)

Tiny drizzle of sesame oil (less than 1/3 Tsp)

1/2 Tsp finely minced scallions/green onions (only the green part)

For optional touch of spiciness, a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper or GoChuGaRu/Korean Red Pepper Flakes.

Amazon.com Links For Ingredients & Suggested Kitchen Gadgets

(CLICK on the Amzon.com links below to view the item, NOT the pictures)

Pancake Mix, Korean Style (2.2 Lb)

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2JXlatS

Panko Flakes Bread Crumbs Japanese Style

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2yqmxOp

*For Paleo Friends:

*Anthony's Organic Potato Starch - Unmodified (2 Pounds), Gluten-Free & Non-GMO, Resistant Starch

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2R4JEFn

*Sweet Rice Flour, ChapSsal GaRu (2 Lb) By ChoripDong

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2CH8Rmb

*Mochiko (Sweet Rice Flour) - 16oz [Pack of 1]

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2Cese4O

Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, 3 lbs

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2yLjG2f

Spicy World Peppercorn (Whole)-Black Tellicherry

CLCK HERE: https://amzn.to/2ACzNDo

COLE & MASON Capstan Wood Pepper Grinder - Wooden Mill Includes Precision Mechanism, 12.5 inch

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2McIeGE

Olive Oil Greek medal winner

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2AC9BbO

Zoe Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 25.5 FL. OZ. tins (Pack of 2), Organic Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2Ay7W7l

Kishibori Shoyu (Pure Artisan Soy Sauce), Premium Imported Soy, unadulterated and without preservatives

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2AyzxVI

Kikkoman Soy Sauce

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2KhKM4F

Marukan Seasoned Rice Vinegar 12 Oz

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2Cswpu3

Mizkan Pure Brown Rice Black Vinegar (Domestic Brown Rice 100%)

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2C5mr1m

Ottogi Premium Roasted Sesame Oil, 10.82 Ounces

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2vtDoyx

Kadoya 100% Pure Sesame Oil 5.5 oz

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2CThYQL

Simply Organic Cayenne Pepper - Certified Organic

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2NI8994

Korean Red Hot Chili Pepper Flakes Powder

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2QH63bF

Mixing Bowls: Duralex Made In France Lys Stackable 10-Piece Bowl Set

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2OmLy2y

Clean Ones 513017 500 Count Disposable Poly Gloves

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Tramontina Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 14"

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All-Clad 7112NSR2 MC2 Professional Master Chef 2 Stainless Steel Bi-Ply Bonded Oven Safe PFOA Free Nonstick Fry Pan Cookware, 12-Inch, Silver

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Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef's Knife

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Wüsthof Twelve Piece Block Set

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Wusthof Classic 7-piece Slim Knife Block Set

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- Place the scallops in mesh strainer (w a bowl under the strainer), cover with saran wrap and place in your refrigerator over night (10 hours) to drain the excess scallop juice.

- In a large mixing bowl, add the scallops (sliced thin and cut in half), scallions (cut in half, then cut the green parts in half again. For the upper white part of the scallions, cut splitting down the middle, and cut into half), white onion (thinly slice), garlic (thinly slice), eggs, panko, pancake batter flour, salt, and black pepper. Using your hands, mix well but be gentle. Then slowly add some water (start with little) and mix well. Continue to add the water will you have a doughy batter. Gently pat it down, cover it with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.

- Preheat your non-stick frying pan. Once heated, keep the heat to medium. Add your oil. Using your hands, take the mixture and shape into a round patty (it does not have to be a perfect circle). Place the patty gently in the frying pan. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes OR golden brown on each side. Place the cooked patty on a cooling rack (wire rack with a sheet of paper towel on top) and let it rest for 2 minutes before serving.

- To make the dipping sauce, mix the ingredients listed above. You can prepare this dipping sauce way in advance. If so, just place in an air-tight container and keep in the refrigerator.


(Click on the hyperlinked names below to view their website)

San Francisco

- Woori Market

- First Korean Market

Unlike the mom-and-pop Korean markets in San Francisco, the markets outside of SF are GIANT size Korean supermarkets.

- Oakland: KP Asian Market

- Daly City: Kukje Supermarket

- Sunnyvale: Hangook Supermarket

- San Jose: H Mart


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